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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

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Posted:This space is for all those funksters busy improving their technique by learning new moves - made-up or traditional.



Tell us all about it! We love hearing about our fellow poiers/staffies/misc. toyers succeeding with new things biggrin

It's just hard to keep up with it all sometimes, so if we keep it together you'll be certain to get a little feedback.



here a pat on the back in advance from me



::flash enthusiastically pats your back::



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Richee
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Posted:Is this "I just learn a new move" thread?

Well, why do I have than on the top of this page:



Re:hyperloop maddness



If fine with hyperloops anyway smile



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wondastar
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

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Posted:yai after some time i have learnt the 3 beat weave, with some help from pyrowill yai

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Sinner
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Posted:Congrats v_i_c, i just had my first spin with fire after a couple weeks of poi. biggrin *hi-fi's
but yer back to topic... i've just learnt 5bt weave, one handed butterfly, 2bt BTB weave (damn my arms are hurtin.) BTB butterfly, working on some arm wraps and i gave up on hyperloops straight away wink...but yer general movement and some buzzsaw weave combos too biggrin


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CrazyTimeChris


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Posted:i finnally learnt the weave behind my back yesterday and tried with fire last night. It scared the s**t out of me!!
ubbloco
Great though!


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Drudwyn


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Posted:Thanks to Puresock/Mack, I've been messing around with buzzsaw fountains and occasionaly pulling an airwrap off, Most of the time it bounces off my paws and then gets tangled, but occasionaly I can make it work!

My spinning's coming along now... but it's butterfly moves like butterfly WW's and reverse butterfly weave that are flumoxing me at the moment.

A few more weeks of Circus Soc, and I'll have got them! Then I have no idea where I'm gonna go after that. I finally saw antispin and inversion being spun, and that looks sickeningly good, so I may give them a try!


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Sinner
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Posted:biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

3bt BTB weave....woooooo

looks so cool...i worked on it with my socks but then moved over to the tail and it looks sweeeeet.

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mparker
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Posted:I'm realy new to all this, so this is not going to impress anyone. smile

But I've been drilling doing behind the back butterfly, and have found that for some reason it seems easier for me to get by practicing BTB alternate butterflies. And so I was sort of drilling the moves ( cause they're really fun with tunes) and came up with something that feels SO GOOD to do, and I wondered if there's a name (my boyfriend has started calling it a shimmywiggle and I'd like to nip that in the bud) I'd been doing from butterfly a quad of behind the head right, left, behind the hip right, left - and then I was suddenly doing behind the hip right, behind the shoulder right, then over the head and one round in front as you start to do the same on the left. So it's 2 behind and one in front on each side. It's got a nice kind of sexy, slinky feel to it.


I can only do it behind though, and only in that order, not from up to down. Can it be done in front without whacking yourself in the face?

Michelle


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VampyricAcid
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Posted:lol yeah they have a name, they're reels, and i do them lots and lots biggrin (and i like the name shimmywiggle much more fun than reels)

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Posted:Back after a long absence, and what have I learnt in nearly 4 months?

Not a huge lot, alas. *shakes fist at exams*

However, my brand new, first set of firies arrive in a week or so, so finally I will be able to satiate my pyrotechnic urges.

Anyway, moves:

- 4bt corkscrew and windmill

- transitions from 3bt weave --> 2bt windmill and 5bt weave --> 4bt windmill (though only on one side, other side leaves me with socks embedded in my head)

- reverse butterfly and ttn and over-the-head transition from forward to reverse butterfly, also side-to-side transitions

- reverse buzzsaw (messily)

- something I'm not quite sure is a buzzsaw weave or not - do a normal buzzsaw, then on the upstroke push the poi under the other arm (e.g. push left poi from between arms to under right arm) and other poi over the other arm (e.g. right poi from between arms to over left arm). Then one beat of buzzsaw in middle and do same thing with opposite arms (i.e. left poi over, right poi under etc.). Strange, though possibly not as strange as my explanation

- arm-arm-leg wraps to transition from butterfly to weave (very fun)

- continuous short-arm wraps within ttn

- half-learnt an airwrap where poi wrap between the hands, shorten their radius and wrap around the wrists, then out again (about half the time)

- a few other bits and pieces - butterfly variations, giant weaves etc.


That's about it. But damnit, do I ever want to learn the butterfly weave! I'm so close but can't quite get there, and have read all I can. I must find someone who can do it, and poke them with a stick until they show me.

Hurrah for exam-time procrastination!

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Puresock


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Posted:Written by: Drudwyn

Thanks to Puresock/Mack, I've been messing around with buzzsaw fountains and occasionaly pulling an airwrap off, Most of the time it bounces off my paws and then gets tangled, but occasionaly I can make it work!

My spinning's coming along now... but it's butterfly moves like butterfly WW's and reverse butterfly weave that are flumoxing me at the moment.

A few more weeks of Circus Soc, and I'll have got them! Then I have no idea where I'm gonna go after that. I finally saw antispin and inversion being spun, and that looks sickeningly good, so I may give them a try!



*beams* biggrin
My poi has slowed down lately - under the leg through wraps in both directions is about all I've learned.


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Sinner
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

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Posted:Congrats to all above biggrin
i finally learnt some transitions so i dont have to keep starting over just basic arm/leg wraps. i can change between weave and butterfly with some groovy stalls. but the thing im most pleased with is that i got some simple weave isolations goin on biggrin


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MiG
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Posted:I just pulled my first hyperloop. It's not clean yet, but now i can make it workish sometimes, i'm getting a feel for it smile

also been messing around with lockouts in a fountain, once i'm better at isolating i'd like to try an isolated lockout fountain. Could see that being rather pretty.

sometimes when i spin, i feel so close to getting a 7 beat weave its not funny, other times i can barely get a 5. Annoys the crap out of me.

shall play more with isolations laterish.


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MiG
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Posted:and i nearly got fwd btb weave today.

So much exciting stuff happening biggrin


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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

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Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:Lots of progress this month! Have gotten:

giant longarm windmill pirouette
spiralling ttns, both directions & a couple variations
isolated 4 bt. split-time ttn both directions
btb waist-wrap ccw
turning anti-spin flowers
turning anti-spin split-direction flowers

plus i've smoothed out my regular turning flowers considerably.

onward!


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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

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Location: New York, USA

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Posted:apparantly i can do a butterfly flower..who knew?

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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squarexbear
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Posted:I think i can do butterfly weave. maybe. it feels wrong. and looks a bit weird? cry.

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:I nailed a forward 3bt inversion today, from both sides...

Another door opened up, methinks...


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fNi
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Posted:fully waistwrapped buzzsaw..now on both sides~:D

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
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Richee
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Posted:NYC tangle combo from Uberstaff wink,

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LazyAngel
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Posted:negative space pendulums biggrin (but they still need some tidying up)

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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VampyricAcid
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Posted:its always scary when you post in here tongue
i've been inventing with my rope dart today


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Richee
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Posted:Angel Negative Pendulums rock smile,



I've learned inverted Weave doube forearm wrap.



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fNi
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Posted:at a performance tonite i was futzing around and somehow managed to crack 3bt fwd inversions

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
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MiG
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Posted:just got 5bt reverse weave biggrin

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Posted:I managed to crack 7 beat forwards weave yesterday! I'm working on btb static nexus tangles (airwraps?) at the moment, which'll be cool if I can pull them off!

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Richee
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Posted:Well its:

Weave inversion > double forearm wrap > recoil

You start wall plane spinnig same dirrection split time. (Description is counter clockwise)
Left hand start inversion around right hand, righ hand with Poi is douing the first beat. The inversion end up in wrap, so left Poi do circle around the right hand first and than wrap round the same forearm.
When the left Poi is doing inversion right Poi nake one beat and after that both Poi wrap togther around opposite forearms.
Body of the Poi make cross between the hands.
The final recoil is done clockwise innna inversion motion but over opposite hand.

It nneds a videa I know, stay tuned smile,


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Sinner
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Posted:reverse 3bt weave isolations

working on those inversions but can only get it right-middle-back to right.. o well.. with time

alternating giant weave (so one hand then the other)

buzzsaw isolations

buzzsaw fountain

butterfly buzzsaw (stalls and wraps in and out.)

and i've also just been messing around with what to do with the buzzsaw butterfly. i can take it out and bring it round to do a 4 petal flower reverse ( i think thats the right way of saying it) then back into the buttefly buzzsaw, the patternt it creates is pretty awesome ubblove . does this have a proper name anyone?

also got some turns going from forward 3bt to btb 3bt quite smooth. biggrin

[EDIT:] 2bt butterfly weave

and its like a buzzsaw but its in a hyperloop, think its called a buzzsaw tangle... yer im kinda into my buzzsaws atm wink

I can now also do some thows... havent fdone it with fire yet but the dry run worked out fine



anyway yer.. keep spinnin biggrin

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Rovo
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Posted:Atomics...


The best feeling move to perform. biggrin


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Posted:I was buggering around this week to avoid studying chemistry and came up with a few bits and pieces:

- 7bt forward weave
- 7bt reverse weave
- 7bt transitions
- 6bt windmill

I now have a great hole in my lip where the monkey's fists accidentally got me in the face during the 6bt windmill - good fun for all concerned.

Have fun,

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ficklampa
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Posted:woho i got in the btb wallplane 3bt weave recently.
as well as a couple of ''huggies:D'' like..one arm in front and one back for example.


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